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National Residence Hall Honorary

Created in 1964 as the recognition branch of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH), National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) chapters across the country endeavor to support and enhance the on-campus living experience. NRHH is a committed group of students who exceed expectations through acts of service, outstanding leadership, recognition of others and exemplary academics.

Four pillars - leadership, recognition, scholarship and service - guide NRHH chapters to enhancing their campus and local communities throughout colleges and universities across the country. NRHH Chapters are comprised of the top one percent of University Housing residents who personify these four pillars. The Saluki Chapter of NRHH upholds the four pillars through extensive campus-wide programming, volunteering in the community, hosting donation drives, bestowing recognition to fellow leaders and attending leadership conferences. You can learn more about NRHH Chapters here.

Interested residents may apply for membership status within NRHH. Requirements are listed below.

Applicants must:

  • reside in the residence halls community during the semester of induction,
  • currently be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student,
  • demonstrate outstanding service and leadership in a Residence Hall community at Southern Illinois University Carbondale,
  • be in good standing with the University, and
  • maintain a minimum, cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.

Email lead@siu.edu for more information and application materials.

NRHH meets Monday’s at 5:30PM.

Of the Months

While membership into NRHH is limited, involvement with the honorary is open to anyone on campus! One way to become involved is to develop “OTMs”. OTM stands for "Of the Month" awards and are great ways to recognize an individual, a group of people or a program that has taken place on campus. Fewer than 600 words, OTMs are fun and easy to create! They are due by the first of the following month at 11:59pm (i.e. October OTMs are due November 1 at 11:59pm). OTMs are submitted and eligible to win on the campus, state, regional, and national levels!

General OTMs

General OTMs recognize an advisor, community, executive board member, faculty or staff, organization, resident assistant, spotlight or student.

  • To submit a general OTM, click here.

Program OTMs

Program OTMs topics include community service, diversity, educational areas and social areas.

  • To submit a program OTM, click here.

To see some examples of past SIU OTMs, check out some national winners below!